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Match the types of algae in column A to their respective pigments in column B:
Column AColumn Bp. Green algaei. Chlorophyllq. Red algaeii. Fucoxanthinr. Brown algaeiii. Phycobilin


A
p-i, q-ii, r-iii
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B
p-i, q-iii, r-ii
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C
p-iii, q-i, r-ii
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D
p-ii, q-iii, r-i
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Solution

The correct option is C p-i, q-iii, r-ii
Green algae contain chlorophylls, red algae contain phycobilins and brown algae contain fucoxanthin as accessory pigments. Chlorophylls primarily absorb blue and red light, phycobilins absorb blue light, while fucoxanthin absorbs blue-green to yellow-green part of the visible spectrum.

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